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Mexico disarms Acapulco police force linked to drug gangs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:07pm

Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs.

The Latest: US to warn Iran of 'hell to pay' for defiance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:41pm

The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local):

Iran's president says US should return to negotiations on nuclear deal in UN Security Council

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:36pm

Iran's president says US should return to negotiations on nuclear deal in UN Security Council .

Iran's president accuses US of pressuring, threatening supporters of Iran nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:27pm

Iran's president accuses US of pressuring, threatening supporters of Iran nuclear deal.

Iranian president says the Trump administration seems determined to render all international institutions ineffectual

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:14pm

Iranian president says the Trump administration seems determined to render all international institutions ineffectual.

Iranian president condemns "recklessness and disregard of some states for international values and institutions"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:10pm

Iranian president condemns "recklessness and disregard of some states for international values and institutions"

French ex-premier launches bid to become Barcelona mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:51am

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls launched a bid on Tuesday to become Barcelona's mayor in an election next year with the aim to "rescue" the Catalan capital from "deterioration."

UK Labour Party criticizes Israel amid anti-Semitism warning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:21am

Britain's main opposition Labour Party has passed a motion strongly criticizing Israel, as a senior lawmaker warned the party must root out anti-Semitism.

Former Trump hotel in Panama City rebranded as JW Marriott

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:12am

A luxury hotel and condominium tower in Panama City that used to bear the Trump name was formally rebranded Tuesday as the JW Marriott after a bitter dispute over control that ended with the U.S. president's family company evicted.

Hungary: Premier's free trips draw scrutiny after news story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:07am

A Hungarian opposition party says it will report to prosecutors suspected corruption relating to luxury trips taken by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to soccer matches abroad paid for by a businessman whose companies have benefited from numerous state contracts.

EU lawmakers cancel Turkey funds over democracy shortfalls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:49am

European Union lawmakers say they are canceling 70 million euros ($82.4 million) in funding meant to help Turkey join the EU due to what they see as Ankara's failure to improve rule of law and human rights.

US lashes out at Iran as world leaders gather at UN

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:47am

President Donald Trump and his top national security aides lashed out at Iran with unusual venom Tuesday, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States.

World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:34am

President Donald Trump got some laughter when he addressed world leaders on Tuesday. It wasn't intentional.

Tropical Storm Rosa forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:11am

Tropical Storm Rosa has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast, and while it is expected to strengthen, forecasters say it will remain far offshore.

Trump: Democrats engaging in 'con job' against high-court pick Kavanaugh, praises nominee's denials as 'so believable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:53am

Trump: Democrats engaging in 'con job' against high-court pick Kavanaugh, praises nominee's denials as 'so believable'

Swedish broadcaster: Satirical China sketch 'misunderstood'

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:52am

Sweden's public broadcaster said Tuesday it regretted that a satirical show it aired about China offended some — but stressed that it would not apologize to Beijing for the sketch.

Iraqi activist shot dead in tense southern city of Basra

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:47am

Masked gunmen shot dead a human rights activist and mother of four outside a supermarket in Basra on Tuesday, a brazen afternoon assassination that threatens to worsen tensions in the southern city wracked by violent protests.

Merkel's party ousts close ally of chancellor from top post

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:09am

A close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel was ousted Tuesday as head of her conservative bloc's parliamentary group, a surprise defeat that dealt a blow to the longtime German leader's authority in her own ranks.

Syrian official vows that government will retake Idlib

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:47am

The Syrian government intends to retake the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, either by force or through peaceful means, an official said in remarks published Tuesday.